MATTHEW 23:25

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

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Matthew 23:25 Translation & Meaning

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Woe Οὐαὶ Woe Woe
unto you, ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you
scribes γραμματεῖς A professional writer scribes
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
Pharisees, Φαρισαῖοι A separatist, i.e., exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e., Jewish sectary Pharisees
hypocrites! ὑποκριταί An actor under an assumed character (stage-player), i.e., (figuratively) a dissembler ("hypocrite" hypocrites
for ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because for
ye make clean καθαρίζετε To cleanse (literally or figuratively) make clean
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
outside ἔξωθεν External(-ly) outside
of ποτηρίου A drinking-vessel; by extension, the contents thereof, i.e., a cupful (draught); figuratively, a lot or fate of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
cup ποτηρίου A drinking-vessel; by extension, the contents thereof, i.e., a cupful (draught); figuratively, a lot or fate cup
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
of παροψίδος A side-dish (the receptacle) of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
platter, παροψίδος A side-dish (the receptacle) platter
but δὲ But, and, etc but
within ἔσωθεν From inside; also used as equivalent to G2080 (inside) within
they are full γέμουσιν To swell out, i.e., be full are full
of ἐξ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) of
extortion ἁρπαγῆς Pillage (properly abstract) extortion
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
excess. ἀκρασίας Want of self-restraint excess

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  • 23  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

  • 24  Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

  • 25  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

  • 26  Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

  • 27  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.




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